Dr. Rachel Partsch
- Ph.D. Regent University, 2021
- Ed.S. Regent University, 2018
- M.A. Northwest University, 2014
- B.A. Northwest University, 2011
Also Serving As
- Faculty Lead for the MS in Data Analysis and Research Psychology
Rachel Partsch graduated from Northwest University (NU) in 2011 with her BA in Psychology. During her time as a student, she began working for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) at NU as a student worker. After completing her BA, Rachel moved into the Psy.D. Coordinator role and later enrolled in NU’s MA in Counseling Psychology program. Her Master’s thesis was titled: Pentecostal Christians’ beliefs and values about the human body and health practices: A qualitative study. After finishing her MA degree in 2014, Rachel transitioned into the position of Assistant Director of Academic Programs for CSBS. In this role, Rachel participated in the PsyD program’s initial work to receive secondary accreditation from the American Psychological Association. Accreditation was granted in 2018. In 2016, Rachel enrolled in Regent University’s Ph.D. in Educational Psychology program. During her time there, she was awarded an Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) and is currently conducting data analysis her doctoral dissertation titled: The role of self-concept in influencing student persistence and resilience: A qualitative, phenomenological exploration. In 2021, Rachel transitioned into the role of Assistant Professor.
Rachel is married to her husband, Cameron. The two enjoy exploring new cities, countries, as well as the beautiful Pacific Northwest. They have traveled several times to Europe and enjoy road-tripping across the US. Rachel’s personal hobbies include hiking, gardening, and oil painting.
- Educational Psychology
- Cognition and Motivation
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
- American Psychological Association
- APA Division 15: Educational Psychology
- American Evaluation Association
Partsch, R. S. (2019, October). Let’s talk about APA Formatting: 7th edition. Guest Lecturer Northwest University’s Clinical Mental Health Residency. Kirkland, Washington.
Cook, J., Anderton, C., & Smulski, R. (2019, October). Setting a strong clinical tone for your program: Training that internalizes the counseling process and promotes strong relational ethics. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Seattle, Washington.
Gustafson, J. N., Daniels, J. R., & Smulski, R. J. (2014). Case study: One institution’s application of a multiple-methods assessment framework. Research & Practice in Assessment, 9, 58-73.